NEW YORK and TORONTODec. 22, 2023– iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc. (“iAnthus” or the “Company“) (CSE: IAN) (OTCQB: ITHUF), which owns, operates and partners with regulated cannabis operations across the United States, provides an update to its news release dated June 3, 2020 disclosing the complaint filed by Hi-Med LLC (“Hi-Med”), the former holder of an unsecured debenture of the Company in the principal amount of US$5 million ( the “Unsecured Debenture”), in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.  Hi-Med sought damages and other remedies against iAnthus for, among other things, alleged breaches of the Unsecured Debenture and the related Debenture Purchase Agreement.  Effective on December 12, 2023, iAnthus and Hi-Med settled the litigation pursuant to a settlement agreement on terms that provide for, among other things, the issuance of 20,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, no par value per share (the “Shares”) to Hi-Med. Further to the settlement agreement, applicable filings are to be made in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to dismiss Hi-Med’s claim with prejudice.

The settlement agreement contains no admission of wrongdoing by the Company or any of its current or former directors and officers, nor are the Company or any of its current or former directors and officers acknowledging any liability, wrongdoing or breaches of contract by entering into the settlement agreement.

The Shares will be issued pursuant to a prospectus and registration exemption under Canadian securities law and will be subject to a Canadian holding period expiring four months and a day from the date of issuance.

The Shares have not been, nor will they be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933 (the “Act”), as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons absent registration under the Act or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements thereof. This news release will not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the Shares or any other securities, nor will there be any sale by the Company of any such securities in any State in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

About iAnthus

iAnthus owns and operates licensed cannabis cultivation, processing and dispensary facilities throughout the United States. For more information, visit